Whether you're looking to invest in a vacation property or a permanent home, Placerville will meet your needs.

Welcome to Placerville

A vibrant residential haven renowned for its unique Gold Rush history.
Nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Placerville was founded in 1854 during the height of the California Gold Rush. Today, its quaint downtown area features historic buildings and unique shops. The town also boasts a vibrant arts scene, with several galleries and performance venues. There are plenty of opportunities to hike, bike, and camp in the nearby El Dorado National Forest for outdoor enthusiasts.

Placerville Real Estate Market

The Placerville real estate market offers something for everyone. From cozy bungalows to luxurious estates, there is a wide range of homes. Whether you're looking to invest in a vacation property or a permanent home, Placerville will meet your needs. Contact the Placerville real estate agents & realtors at Haus, Charles & Co Realty to find condos, houses, property & homes for sale in Placerville, CA.

What to Love

  • Stunning mountain scenery
  • Historical town center
  • Vibrant arts scene
  • Top-notch schools
  • Local wineries and breweries

Local Lifestyle

Placerville is a small town with a big heart. From farmer’s markets and craft fairs to live music and parades, there's always something to enjoy in Placerville. The area is home to a vibrant arts scene, boasting many art galleries and performance venues. The town’s proximity to the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains renders it the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re interested in hiking, biking, or skiing, Placerville has it covered.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

This small town has a lot to offer in terms of retail and dining options. The most popular being Historic Main Street, a quaint street lined with boutiques, galleries, and antique stores. Including Full of Chic women's boutique for the latest fashions. When you're ready for a bite to eat, there are plenty of great options. The Farm Table Restaurant is a local favorite, serving seasonal California cuisine. Independent Restuarant & Bar is perfect for American fusion and steakhouse, and Totem Coffee Roasters is a great spot for coffee or tea lovers. Smith Flat House is a rustic-chic restaurant that features seasonal American cuisine. The food is made with locally sourced ingredients, and the restaurant has an extensive wine list. American Ichi is a casual spot with Japanese favorites such as sushi and sashimi with great patio seating. Sweetie Pies is a local breakfast staple known for its homemade baked goods set in a 1865 Victorian home. Finally, Heyday Cafe is a popular lunch restaurant that serves classic American dishes with a twist. The cafe also has an extensive coffee and tea menu.

Things to Do

With a rich history dating back to the Gold Rush days, there's no shortage of things to see and do in the charming town of Placerville. For those interested in exploring the area's past, visit the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. This park is a great way to learn about the gold mining history of Placerville and see some of the original buildings from that time. Another must-see is the Gold Bug Park & Mine, offering a mine tour, museum, stamp mill and blacksmith shop. A fun way of stepping into Placerville's past and is a great place to spend an afternoon. 
The town is also home to several art galleries, including Art Studio 360 and Gold Country Artist’s Gallery. These galleries showcase the work of local artists and offer a creative space for the community to gather. Proudly serving the area for over 150 years is Placerville Hardware, the oldest hardware store west of the Mississippi. 
Finally, the area is home to numerous wineries, making it the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine with friends or family. The Boeger Winery is one of the most popular wineries in the area, offering a variety of red and white wines. For those looking for a unique experience, Grace Patriot Wines offers beautiful views of their historic vineyard. 


The Placerville area is served by the El Dorado Union High School District, The district has a long tradition of excellence and offers a wide range of programs to meet the needs of all students. In addition to strong academics, the district also provides a variety of extracurricular activities, including sports, clubs, and performing arts. As a result, students in the district can explore their interests and develop their talents. The district is also located near several colleges and universities, providing students with ample opportunities for higher education. Pleasant Valley School District oversees elementary and middle schools in the Placerville area. As well as Gold Trail Union School Districts having K - 12 offerings. Overall, any district serving Placerville is an excellent choice for families looking for quality education for their children.

For a more comprehensive list, please visit the El Dorado County Office of Education.

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Overview for Placerville, CA

10,777 people live in Placerville, where the median age is 43.3 and the average individual income is $33,970. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Placerville, CA

Placerville has 4,500 households, with an average household size of 2.25. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Placerville do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,777 people call Placerville home. The population density is 1,845.31 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Placerville, CA

There's plenty to do around Placerville, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Busy Spot Market, The Corner Spot, and Man Cave Placerville.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $ 2.61 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.04 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.33 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.77 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.72 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.16 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Placerville, CA

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Louisiana Schnell Elementary
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